Pubdate: Fri, 15 Jun 2007
Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)
Copyright: 2007 The Press Democrat
Author: Robert Rowen


EDITOR: The recent arguments regarding marijuana don't address the
most important part of the topic. I am an alternative physician,
vegetarian, medical journalist and strongly espouse super nutrition.
With government insanity over hemp, citizens are denied their
God-given liberty to grow a food of unparalleled power. Hemp seeds
have the highest quality essential fatty acids of any known plant,
with perfect proportion of omega 3 and 6 for human needs
(approximately 1:4). Their protein contains all the essential amino
acids in ample amounts -- crucial for a vegetarian -- and easily
digested. Hemp "waste" could be used for clothing, fiber, building
materials and fuel, reducing reliance on petroleum and synthetics.

Currently, I must direct all interested to Canadian sources, since
planting such easy to grow food in one's back yard to eat, would lead
to jail. How stupid can our society be?

Northern California could flourish growing nutritious food and natural
fiber. Will government listen to and serve the people rather than
itself and corporate interests? I have little interest in medical or
drug properties of this family of plants. These uses are insignificant
in consideration of these other benefits of hemp.


Santa Rosa
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